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Intricate little bug
May 2, 2010
Hello again,
I was out photographing again today, and I came across this guy. I felt really lucky to get a shot this clear, because he was truly tiny. Unfortunately, I don’t really even know where to begin in trying to identify it, though it kinda looks like it could be a true bug?
Stephen C
Raleigh, NC

Lace Bug

Hi Stephen,
Thanks for sending us such a nice photo of a Lace Bug in the family Tingidae.  According to BugGuide they:  “Feed mainly on leaves of trees and shrubs. This causes yellow spotting and may cause browning and death of the leaves.
”  We believe this may be the Azalea Lace Bug, Stephanitis pyrioides, which is pictured on BugGuide.

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